Sweet mangoes, yogurt, and a hint of cardamom go into this creamy mango lassi! While fresh mangoes are still in season, enjoy a refreshing summer drink.
Yes, fresh fruits and vegetables are prohibited, but the love of mangoes triumphs above all logic and reason!
What is Mango lassi?
In the Indian subcontinent “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink. The popular ones are sweet lassi which obviously is sweetened with sugar and salty lassi which has salt and other spices in it.
Mango Lassi is another popular version that has sweet mangoes blended with yogurt. For this mango lassi recipe, I have used mangoes, yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom.
A lot of times lassi is made with “yogurt only”, traditionally that’s how it was made. But you may add a little milk, if you don’t like it super thick. You can use all yogurt if you aren’t a fan of adding milk to your lassi. You may also add saffron or a splash of rose water for extra flavors but that is optional.
It’s thick, sweet, and creamy and one of the best ways to enjoy mangoes!
- 1 cup mango pulp 250 ml, use fresh if possible from 2-3 sweet mangoes else can use canned mango pulp
- 1 cup yogurt 240 ml, plain whole milk yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (cold) or cold water, to thin out the lassi
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar or adjust to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Pistachios to garnish, optional
- Saffron strands to garnish, optional
- To a large bowl, add 1 cup fresh mango pulp. I got the pulp from 2 large sweet mangoes which I blended in a blender to make it smooth .
- You can use canned mango pulp if you can’t find sweet mangoes.
- To the same bowl, now add yogurt. I have used plain whole milk yogurt here.
- Now add cold milk (or water), to thin out the lassi a bit. Also add the sugar and the cardamom powder.
- Blend everything until well combined. I used an immersion blender.
- Pour the mango lassi into serving glasses and chill before serving! You may garnish with pistachios, saffron strands before serving!
- For best taste and flavor use fresh mango puree from sweet mangoes. You may use canned mango pulp if you can’t find sweet mangoes but fresh gives the best results in my opinion.
- You can thin out the lassi to the consistency you prefer by using either cold milk or water.
Don’t sit at home and wait for the mango tree to bring mangoes to you, but trust ebouni groceries to bring you the mangoes wherever you are!